FIIA Comment

FIIA Comment 7 (2016)   

Italy at loggerheads with the European Commission and Germany:
Has Matteo Renzi taken a euro-critical stance?

Published 3.3.2016

Marco Siddi
The Finnish Institute of International Affairs

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As the Italian economy slows down, Prime Minister Matteo Renzi is forcefully advocating budget flexibility in order to stimulate growth and fend off domestic political challenges. However, his rhetoric and the Commission’s reluctance to
make concessions may lead to a full-blown crisis.